"Great Head"

Acadia National Park, Maine

Watercolor painting of Great Head and Sand Beach in Acadia National Park Maine by artist Beth Whitney | Downeast Watercolors

"Great Head" is an original Maine watercolor painting by Beth Whitney. The point is located in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

Great Head is beautiful point of land that provides shelter for Sand Beach. The point has several trails that go around the perimeter and along the interior.  The views of Frenchman's Bay and open sea are spectacular. There used to be a stone tea house on the head, but it was dismantled years ago by the Park Service. It's fun to see the ruins and imagine yourself there back in the day. All of Sand Beach and Great Head were gifted to Louisa Satterlee by her father, JP Morgan. The houses were destroyed in the fire of 1947 and land subsequently donated to the park.

You can access Great Head's trails from the Park Loop Road. Just before the main toll booth, take a left toward the Schooner Head overlook. At the stop sign, turn right and continue to the parking area. You can also park along the Park Loop Road just ahead of Sand Beach and take the wonderful paved path over.

The original watercolor painting has sold, but I have giclee prints available in several sizes.  Purchase on Etsy or contact me for other options.

Watercolor on paper | Private collection